Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
Francie O’Shea RIP
It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of local mechanic Mr. Francie O’Shea RIP, of The Garage Waterville and Cahersiveen and I can say without any fear of contradiction, Francie will be sadly missed by the Currane Anglers and for good reason. Francie kept their outboard motors in good nick over the years and had a great interest in the Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing which is not surprising because his Father Jack O’Shea RIP was a great Gillie and Fishery Officer so you can say Francie was well into fishing when growing up in Waterville. So, on behalf of the Currane anglers and all the Good People of Waterville and Cahersiveen and all of Kerry we send our Sincere Sympathies to his wife Agnes, son & daughters Elaine, Brian, Áine & Triona, brothers Timothy & Kevin, sister Annmarie, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours & friends.
9/8/21 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front. Now head for the Inny C&R Anglers and by all accounts there were two Salmon caught and released. Wind WNW light, followed by the odd shower
10/8/21 The Currane Sea and Brown Trout drifters caught a few fish to their credit. Now we head for the River Inny, where there was one Salmon caught on the spin and released. On that note, we sadly head for a poaching article.
11/8/21 Waterville Fishery was all quiet on all fronts this day. Wind W and veered SW in the afternoon, light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.
12/8/21 The Wind took control of the Currane Anglers, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that they converted very quickly to the C&R Inny anglers and there were a few successes and to be precise, two on the fly and one on the spin. Staying with the Inny, Met Éireann are forecasting some rain for the Inny this Saturday, as the chart shows. Wind WSW fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover, followed by the odd shower.
13/8/21 There was a few Trout caught by the Currane drifters today. Now we head for the C&R Inny, five caught, four on the fly and one on the spin.
14/8/21 We start with the Currane Anglers, there were four boats out, there was one Salmon caught and a few Trout caught on the drift. Now we head for the C&R River Inny, as you can imagine My Noble Inny Anglers were waiting and anticipating the flood, it came early this evening, there was one Salmon reported caught on the spin so far, but you can take it as read there were a few caught this evening. I can say one thing on today’s proceedings, if you are a Liverpool or Man UTD and a Waterville Fishery supporter the results were good on both sides of the water. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast with rain from midmorning.
15/8/21 There was some great action on the Waterville Fishery today, we start on the Commeragh River, one angler caught a couple of Salmon and a few Trout and that’s not surprising with a good flood coming down the Commeragh. Now we head down stream to Lough Currane, there were four boats out, as of yet the phone is all quiet in all departments. Now we head for the Inny and there was plenty of action on the fly and on the spin, you could say the Inny Anglers were well satisfied with today’s manipulations in the C&R department. Wind NNW fresh to strong.
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The rivers and lakes of Waterville drain a large catchment and are regarded by many as the foremost Salmon and Sea-Trout fishery in the country. The lake system is well developed with access to boats and guides being readily available to the tourist angler. The Sea-Trout caught here are renowned for their size and quantity. For more details see